There’s no doubt that family structure is changing in the twenty-first century. Gone are the days of the nuclear family being the norm; more kids are being born outside of, and in between, marriages. Even so, under current California law, children can have at most two legal parents. In stepfamily or open-adoption scenarios, this can..
Unlike many areas of the law, divorce statutes can vary greatly from state to state. For example, courts in New York and California view property division much differently. California applies “community property” rules where a judge divides the couple’s assets in half while other states use an equitable division standard. There are some general rules..
The spousal support decision during a divorce can easily turn into a heated topic, and of all issues relating to the divorce process, spousal support may be the most divisive. Frequently, one former spouse believes he or she should not have to support the lifestyle of a former partner post-divorce, or a former spouse believes..